Solomon Islands Education for Girls

We are a group of Melbourne-based Year 11 students who want to help provide opportunities for girls growing up in the Solomon Islands to achieve their dreams.

Before we commence Year 12 in Australia, we are travelling to the Solomon Islands in January 2020 to assist with volunteer projects in education and health, and we are aiming to raise $5,000 for for girls' education scholarships. 

Margherita Pizza & Martini Fundraiser, November 2019

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Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser, October 2019

42487098_157216787116148_r.jpegLeft- Right: Holly Furphy, Luka Bleach, Sebastian Bentley and Declan Taylor at their fundraiser sausage sizzle kindly supported by the South Preston Woolworths.

Girls are Missing out on Education
 
Barely one in ten girls graduate high school in the Solomon Islands - one of the lowest rates in the world. In the latest Solomon Islands poverty profile,  the number one barrier to education for girls beyond year 10 is school fees. More information. 

Education is Transformational
Global research finds that every year of completed secondary education reduces the risk of child marriage and early pregnancy and increases the likelihood of achieving gender equity at home and in relationships.

Barriers can be Overcome
Our aim is to raise money to support the Health Education Development Solutions (HEDS) Foundation  in their critical work supporting the education and health of girls and the professional development of teachers in the Solomon Islands.

Achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Raising funds for girls education in the Solomon Islands is in line with Australia's commitment to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Sustainable development goal 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Donations (0)

  • Felicity Allen 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Graeme Taylor 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 5 d
  • Blue Birch Foundation 
    • $3,000 
    • 7 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 8 d
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Fundraising team: Education for Girls (4)

Angela Clarke 
Organizer
Raised $3,445 from 7 donations
Melbourne, AU
Liza Alpers 
Team member
Raised $852 from 15 donations
Suzanne Peyton 
Team member
Raised $530 from 8 donations
Sue Oliver 
Team member
Raised $280 from 4 donations
This team raised $2,209 from 18 other donations.
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